A great haircut can help bring people out of their shells, much like an evening art class or accidentally sitting on a thumbtack. Surprise yourself with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a haircut, blow-dry, and style with a senior stylist (up to a $50 value)
- $65 for a haircut with a senior stylist, plus partial highlights (up to a $80 value; up to a $130 total value)
- $72 for a haircut with a senior stylist, plus full highlights (up to a $95 value; up to a $145 total value)
XEX Hair Gallery
The stylists at XEX Hair Gallery love being in downtown Chicago. “It’s such a blend of different kinds of people down here,” says David Perry, co-founder and lead stylist at the Aveda concept salon. For such a diverse clientele, stylists are trained in-house to master haircare for all ethnicities. They also travel around the country to attend ongoing-education classes. “We always try to stay up on what’s current and what’s in fashion,” Perry says.
There’s a notable visual difference between XEX Hair Gallery and most other salons—pieces of Venetian Murano glass artwork by Raphael Darra provide bold pops of pigment along the salon’s neutral-toned walls. Besides giving the salon a funky, artsy feel, the pieces serve as a metaphor. “Hair is art,” Perry says. “Not only does [the art] bring a lot of color to the salon, it also reflects the individuality of what people are.” If the art on the walls recalls a hip coffee shop or David Geffen's attic, it’s not an unfounded connection. Perry calls his salon a “discharging chamber . . . where people come in and they feel like it’s home. People know your name, you feel welcome, it’s a cool place.”
As for the coffee, the salon serves wine and beer, but someone will run out and get a cup of joe for clients if that’s what they request. Says Perry, “You name it, we’ll get it for them.”
What some people are buzzing about:
92% of 865 customers recommend
“Great salon! They go the extra mile to make you feel at home and the finishing touches they do to your hair is so incredible!”
“Go to Nina!! She does an amazing job!! ”
“Parking is close by and be sure to let them know you drove as they have a ticket that gives a huge discount. You only pay $9, an exceptional value for downtown...”
“Parking is close by and be sure to let them know you drove as they have a ticket that gives a huge discount. You only pay $9, an exceptional value for downtown Chicago. I went in the Lake St entrance and found that more convenient...no stairs. ”